SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
CrucialCT1000MX500SSD1

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 43,911 user samples
43,000 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 157GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 86GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 112th / 927
911 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 121GB free
Poor: 66% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 134th / 927
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
97.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
90.7 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
503 MB/s 506 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
440 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+15%
383 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
32.4 MB/s +3% 31.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
87 MB/s Faster random write.
+19%
73.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
459 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+13%
407 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.1 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+5%
31.5 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
529 MB/s 529 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
503 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+25%
404 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
43.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+13%
38.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
121 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+26%
96.4 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
514 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+21%
425 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
51 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+15%
44.2 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 6,772,431 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.81 % Hugely higher market share.
+238%
0.24 %
Value
Value For Money
66 % 132 % Hugely better value.
+100%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % Much more popular.
+40%
70 %
Price
Price (score)
$163 Cheaper.
+29%
$230
Age
Newest
46 Months 4 Months Hugely more recent.
+91%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
375 MB/s 377 MB/s +1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
338 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+19%
284 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,237 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+9%
1,137 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
160 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+86%
86 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
180 MB/s 197 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+9%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
210 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+15%
182 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
80.5 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+46%
55 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 1TB
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